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This is one of the most interesting online interactive campaigns we’ve seen that aims to protect our planet Earth. Check out how The Climate Reality Project is creatively engaging people to sign petitions on whatilove.org.
Posted by GOOD community member, Jeff Oeth in  Environment, Nature and Food

This is one of the most interesting online interactive campaigns we’ve seen that aims to protect our planet Earth. Check out how The Climate Reality Project is creatively engaging people to sign petitions on whatilove.org.

Posted by GOOD community member, Jeff Oeth in Environment, Nature and Food

Underground Music: This Awesome App Won New York’s Public Transit Hackathon- Meghan Neal wrote in Technology, New York and Transportation
If you’ve taken the subway in New York recently, you’ve surely seen the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new slogan: “Improving, non-stop.”
In that spirt, the MTA has been making an admirable effort to make riders’ lives better by embracing new technology. More than 30 stations now have WiFi available (and cell service coming too!), and there are plans to get the remaining stations wired within the next five years.  
More connectivity also means more opportunity for creative apps to improve the transit system. These, the MTA decided to crowdsource.
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Underground Music: This Awesome App Won New York’s Public Transit Hackathon
Meghan Neal wrote in Technology, New York and Transportation

If you’ve taken the subway in New York recently, you’ve surely seen the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new slogan: “Improving, non-stop.”

In that spirt, the MTA has been making an admirable effort to make riders’ lives better by embracing new technology. More than 30 stations now have WiFi available (and cell service coming too!), and there are plans to get the remaining stations wired within the next five years.  

More connectivity also means more opportunity for creative apps to improve the transit system. These, the MTA decided to crowdsource.

Continue reading on good.is

Murals and Math: One School’s Solution to Graffiti- Ellie Balk wrote in Education, New York and News

The act of painting murals is empowering. Once a student makes a mark on a wall, it becomes his or hers. When you walk down the busy street of Graham Ave, almost every wall is covered in random tags. We help the students create public art that means something and has significance. Students living in Brooklyn need this kind of connection to their communities because when the students invest in their communities, the communities invest in them. These murals are also made for the neighborhood. The results are not only beautiful images, but also sparked conversations.

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Murals and Math: One School’s Solution to Graffiti
Ellie Balk wrote in Education, New York and News

The act of painting murals is empowering. Once a student makes a mark on a wall, it becomes his or hers. When you walk down the busy street of Graham Ave, almost every wall is covered in random tags. We help the students create public art that means something and has significance. Students living in Brooklyn need this kind of connection to their communities because when the students invest in their communities, the communities invest in them. These murals are also made for the neighborhood. The results are not only beautiful images, but also sparked conversations.

Continue reading on good.is

So awesome to see our friends at Airbnb continue their Sandy relief efforts with the help of Mayor Bloomberg and a growing community of welcoming hosts…
How Airbnb and the City of New York are Offering Sandy Victims Free Housing

We’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the Airbnb community in response to Hurricane Sandy. Airbnb has seen nearly 2500 last-minute bookings for affected areas. That’s more than 4000 guests given shelter. Hundreds of those bookings came from people who live in the affected areas who needed a place to stay.
We need to do even more.
There are thousands more people in need of shelter. And there are still thousands of people with extra space. It’s time to come together.
Yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a partnership with Airbnb to help connect victims of Super Storm Sandy with much-needed housing.
The Airbnb community has already spontaneously come together to provide discounted places to stay for people in need.
Now, in order to provide relief to as many people in need as possible, Airbnb is joining with the City of New York to help connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. Yesterday morning, we announced that Airbnb hosts in Hurricane Sandy–affected areas can now offer their space for free.
- Airbnb

So awesome to see our friends at Airbnb continue their Sandy relief efforts with the help of Mayor Bloomberg and a growing community of welcoming hosts…

How Airbnb and the City of New York are Offering Sandy Victims Free Housing

We’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the Airbnb community in response to Hurricane Sandy. Airbnb has seen nearly 2500 last-minute bookings for affected areas. That’s more than 4000 guests given shelter. Hundreds of those bookings came from people who live in the affected areas who needed a place to stay.

We need to do even more.

There are thousands more people in need of shelter. And there are still thousands of people with extra space. It’s time to come together.

Yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a partnership with Airbnb to help connect victims of Super Storm Sandy with much-needed housing.

The Airbnb community has already spontaneously come together to provide discounted places to stay for people in need.

Now, in order to provide relief to as many people in need as possible, Airbnb is joining with the City of New York to help connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. Yesterday morning, we announced that Airbnb hosts in Hurricane Sandy–affected areas can now offer their space for free.

- Airbnb

Meet the Pro Pyro Behind The Biggest Fireworks Show in The Country
His headquarters are in an old WWII munitions facility an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles. Here he coordinates some of the grandest of fireworks shows, like the mile-wide aerial spectacle that will light up the New York City skyline tonight. We talked to Jim Souza, who shared some of the tricks of the trade that he stores deep in a vault in the desert.
Read the interview at GOOD.is

Meet the Pro Pyro Behind The Biggest Fireworks Show in The Country

His headquarters are in an old WWII munitions facility an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles. Here he coordinates some of the grandest of fireworks shows, like the mile-wide aerial spectacle that will light up the New York City skyline tonight. We talked to Jim Souza, who shared some of the tricks of the trade that he stores deep in a vault in the desert.

Read the interview at GOOD.is

Have Student Loans? Move to Niagara Falls and They’ll Help Pay
Niagara Falls recently announced plans to pay up to $3,500 per year of the student loans of recent graduates of both two and four-year degree programs if they commit to living in a specific neighborhood a few blocks from the falls.
Graduates would simply need to rent an apartment or buy a home in the area. They have to make the loan payments upfront, but after a year the city will cut them a check reimbursing them.
Find out more at GOOD.is

Have Student Loans? Move to Niagara Falls and They’ll Help Pay

Niagara Falls recently announced plans to pay up to $3,500 per year of the student loans of recent graduates of both two and four-year degree programs if they commit to living in a specific neighborhood a few blocks from the falls.

Graduates would simply need to rent an apartment or buy a home in the area. They have to make the loan payments upfront, but after a year the city will cut them a check reimbursing them.

Find out more at GOOD.is

'Hacker School' Is Creating a New Generation of Female Programmers
Male domination of the computer programming industry could soon be on its last legs. In April, Etsy announced that it was teaming up with the New York City-based Hacker School school to offer $5,000 scholarships to 20 women to attend a three-month-long summer program and learn coding through projects. Exceeding all expectations, 661 women applied to the program and 23 were admitted.
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'Hacker School' Is Creating a New Generation of Female Programmers

Male domination of the computer programming industry could soon be on its last legs. In April, Etsy announced that it was teaming up with the New York City-based Hacker School school to offer $5,000 scholarships to 20 women to attend a three-month-long summer program and learn coding through projects. Exceeding all expectations, 661 women applied to the program and 23 were admitted.

Read more at GOOD.is

Why Throwing Money at Schools Actually Is the Answer
According to an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street, two New York City-area commuter hubs have nine of the 10 wealthiest school districts in the nation. Unsurprisingly, students attending schools in those districts have higher test scores, access to plenty of AP classes, and are more likely to take AP tests. In most of the districts 100 percent of students graduate from high school and matriculate into college.
How are those districts accomplishing such stellar results? It’s not that they’re more efficient with their money.
Read more at GOOD.is

Why Throwing Money at Schools Actually Is the Answer

According to an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street, two New York City-area commuter hubs have nine of the 10 wealthiest school districts in the nation. Unsurprisingly, students attending schools in those districts have higher test scores, access to plenty of AP classes, and are more likely to take AP tests. In most of the districts 100 percent of students graduate from high school and matriculate into college.

How are those districts accomplishing such stellar results? It’s not that they’re more efficient with their money.

Read more at GOOD.is


Growing produce on your roof is a productive way to take advantage of the space, but is it possible to make it commercially viable on a larger scale? A new company’s business model may show the way. New York-based BrightFarms, which builds rooftop greenhouses, hopes to turn a profit while cutting shoppers’ “food miles” down to zero by growing vegetables where people buy them: the supermarket.
BrightFarms is trying to convince major supermarket chains to hire them to cover vacant roofs with heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, and other produce. The company’s business plan is simple: they handle the labor and expense of farming—greenhouse design, construction, planting, and harvest—while participating supermarkets sign a 10-year contract agreeing to purchase whatever is grown on their rooftop. A store’s rooftop garden can produce as much as 500,000 pounds of produce a year, BrightFarms told Edible Manhattan.

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Growing produce on your roof is a productive way to take advantage of the space, but is it possible to make it commercially viable on a larger scale? A new company’s business model may show the way. New York-based BrightFarms, which builds rooftop greenhouses, hopes to turn a profit while cutting shoppers’ “food miles” down to zero by growing vegetables where people buy them: the supermarket.

BrightFarms is trying to convince major supermarket chains to hire them to cover vacant roofs with heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, and other produce. The company’s business plan is simple: they handle the labor and expense of farming—greenhouse design, construction, planting, and harvest—while participating supermarkets sign a 10-year contract agreeing to purchase whatever is grown on their rooftop. A store’s rooftop garden can produce as much as 500,000 pounds of produce a year, BrightFarms told Edible Manhattan.

Read more on GOOD →

Our contributing Business Editor Alex Goldmark found this protest-meets-Johnny Knoxville video about the laws and safety of bike lanes in New York City. He writes:

Here’s an outlandish protest video from Casey Neistat, professional viral video maker (of the Niestat Brothers show on HBO). In it, he films himself getting a ticket for not riding in the bike lane in New York City—an NYPD practice I brought to light on Transportation Nation, andGOOD a few months back.

Video: Protesting Bike Lane Tickets with Jackass-Style Civil Disobedience - Transportation - GOOD

capitalnewyork:

bbook:

A complete calendar of every free film series playing in New York this summer.
 

A+ service. Would click again.

For all of our friends in New York. Looks like you have some quality film watching ahead of you. 

capitalnewyork:

bbook:

A complete calendar of every free film series playing in New York this summer.

 

A+ service. Would click again.

For all of our friends in New York. Looks like you have some quality film watching ahead of you. 

(via timeoutnewyork)